People may roll their eyes every time a huge budget, effects-heavy tentpole movie lurches its ungainly way through our cinemas, but it is important to remember that, with every advancement made in that technology, so the visuals in television entertainment are also improved. With the release of the latest teaser trailer for CW’s The Flash, it certainly seems as though the show’s creators are working to bring all that technology to bear on their episodic superhero drama – with fantastic results.
Though just a 30 second snippet, the preview focuses on Barry Allen (Grant Gustin), and the demonstration of the powers he discovers he has after a freak accident. What we have here are grand, sweeping camera moves through city streets, and a good look at the way in which The Flash’s super power manifests – the effect of which is similar to the moment we first see Superman launch into flight in Man Of Steel. It’s a slow-build – we know what’s coming, after all – but the pay-off is fantastic, as The Flash unleashes the full extent of his speed.
Being a teaser trailer, the visuals are accompanied by snippets of dialogue, including Barry Allen introducing himself and explaining his new status as the fastest man alive. It’s dramatic, triumphant and stunning to watch, all of which bodes very well for the show – the official synopsis of which is as follows:
“After a particle accelerator causes a freak storm, CSI Investigator Barry Allen is struck by lightning and falls into a coma. Months later he awakens with the power of super speed, granting him the ability to move through Central City like an unseen guardian angel. Though initially excited by his newfound powers, Barry is shocked to discover he is not the only ‘meta-human’ who was created in the wake of the accelerator explosion – and not everyone is using their powers for good. Barry partners with S.T.A.R Labs and dedicates his life to protect the innocent. For now, only a few close friends and associates know that Barry is literally the fastest man alive, but it won’t be long before the world learns that Barry Allen has become… The Flash.”
The Flash premieres on October 7th, 2014 at 8pm. You can watch the new teaser trailer below.